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Old 12-05-2014, 12:44 PM
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Default 1:16th scale Russian Antonov An-225 "Mirya" edf....

We got a surprise of a lifetime on early morning of 17th November 2014 when first time ever Antonov AN-225 touched down at Lester B Pearson International Airport at 6:45 AM during mild snowfall and temps were down to -5C with windchill of -10C!. I had been waiting for last 20 years to see this Goliath on 1 to 1 bases and my ultimate dream came true. It left Toronto today after 7.5 hrs delayed departure!. I went out with 200 others on Monday morning to welcome it into Toronto by taking its pictures, then today went again to see her off and see this Goliath take off!, I have to tell you, this is one fantastic and amazing aircraft!. Everything about it colossal in size, 6 high bass turbo fans produce more then 300,000 lbs of thrust!!!. Loved the way nose opens up, both nose gears tilt forward on massive screw jacks kneeling the fuselage down on two huge fuselage stands before huge loading/unloading ramp opens up!, sights to be hold of!!!!

I got some of the main specs of this model at 1:16th scale...

Length: 17.187 Feet
Wingspan : 18.125 Feet
Height: 3.7 Feet
Cabin width: 1.31 Feet
Cabin height: 0.9 Feet
Power: 6 x 125mm Edfs
RTF Weight: 45 lbs estimated.

Engine nacelle specs

Length: 5.4 m (212.6 in)

Width: 2.93 m (115.6 in)
Height: 2.79 m (109.9 in)
Fan diameter: 2.33 m (91.73 in)
Diameter:
Dry weight: 4,100 kg (9,039 lb)


Is there anyone else on here who have attempted to scratch build a huge model of the Goliath powered by 6 Edfs?, would like to see how you designed it and materials you used to built it......

First ever landing in CYYZ!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5klcaWsbNCM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsvhg8WYwHA

First ever takeoff of this Goliath from CYYZ on 19th Nov 2014 at 2pm!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXywM0WGWRM




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Cool video Sammi

I remember my first time seeing it in person and just flabergasted at how big it was.

I think your RTF weight for a 1:16 model is a lot optimistic. I can see 10-15lbs of batteries alone, another 40-50lbs of airframe.

I would expect this thing to easily hit the 150+lb RTF weight.

im looking into doing a 1/12 TU-95 (202" span) and the RTF weight for that is expected to be 140-160lbs. Im currently looking into how to get it into a sub 125lb weight range.
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look this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRI2..._WusGsf8NSDQrV

it's smaler then 1/16 maybe 1/25
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Originally Posted by invertmast View Post
Cool video Sammi

I remember my first time seeing it in person and just flabergasted at how big it was.

I think your RTF weight for a 1:16 model is a lot optimistic. I can see 10-15lbs of batteries alone, another 40-50lbs of airframe.

I would expect this thing to easily hit the 150+lb RTF weight.

im looking into doing a 1/12 TU-95 (202" span) and the RTF weight for that is expected to be 140-160lbs. Im currently looking into how to get it into a sub 125lb weight range.

Yeah you are right Thomas, When I wrote those specs, I missed adding "1" in front of 40, to make it 140 lbs but, our Canadian weight limit is 77lbs or MTO get's into it and that's headache, so I'm going to build it lighter that it's 77lbs or lighter by using different types of foams, CF, FG, Balsa and plywood in this construction.
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I'm looking for good set of drawings to work from. I am aware of ones on the web but would like to get better quality drawings. Emailed Antonov Airlines couple times, still awaiting there reply.
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Originally Posted by festus01 View Post
look this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRI2..._WusGsf8NSDQrV

it's smaler then 1/16 maybe 1/25
Do you know the builder of this model?, is there a way to get in contact with him.
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I've sent you a pm,

more information and pictures about the model can you find here
http://www.jetscale.ch/index.php?opt...hte&Itemid=162
sorry it's in german, but pictures are the same in every language.
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Originally Posted by festus01 View Post
Props4ever
I've sent you a pm,

more information and pictures about the model can you find here
http://www.jetscale.ch/index.php?opt...hte&Itemid=162
sorry it's in german, but pictures are the same in every language.
Welcome onboard,
Thanks for posting this link, it gave me totally different ideas to construct bigger one then how I had been planning to start on mine.
Translator really helped well, great pictures and I really liked how he constructed the inner fuselage structure and the landing gears.
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Yesterday I suffered a minor heart attack. Im admitted in hospital. Please keep me in ln your prayers.
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Originally Posted by Props4ever View Post
Yesterday I suffered a minor heart attack. Im admitted in hospital. Please keep me in ln your prayers.
Sorry to hear that Props. Hope you have a quick recovery and can get back to the shop soon to make much balsa dust.
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Originally Posted by Props4ever View Post
Yesterday I suffered a minor heart attack. Im admitted in hospital. Please keep me in ln your prayers.

Good grief Sameer I hope everything turns out OK! What a way to start the new year! Hopefully your are just getting the "bad stuff" out of the way early and this means that the rest of 2015 will be all good stuff. All the best for a full and quick recovery and please take good care of yourself.
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Thanks guys for caring but one artery is 40% blocked and drs will first try to fix it with medication and if not, they will do angioplasty procedure on me.
Yeah this is not a good way to start a year but what can I do, it's just the way it happened. I have a feeling, I might end up abandoning this AN225 project. Not much invested into it financially at this time. Chad ur on my FB also, so keep intouch.
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Originally Posted by Props4ever View Post
Thanks guys for caring but one artery is 40% blocked and drs will first try to fix it with medication and if not, they will do angioplasty procedure on me.
Yeah this is not a good way to start a year but what can I do, it's just the way it happened. I have a feeling, I might end up abandoning this AN225 project. Not much invested into it financially at this time. Chad ur on my FB also, so keep intouch.
My vote is to get the Super Connie flying, not much left to do and seeing it fly would be good for your heart.
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In coming spring my friend, I would have done it but had elevator control mechanism fail on me while doing ground low to medium speed tests.

Thanks for giving me some company, means a lot to me now days.
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Well weight calculations were re done and it turns out this model can be built RTF under 77lbs!.

After subtracting weights of edfs, lipos, esc, all the electronics and landing gear, left with 33lbs to build this airframe.

DAG of rcg and Todd Burley both are giant scale modelers and both agreed that it's very much possible to do with foam, FG,CF and ply/balsa build. Since this will 1 off model, all the efforts will go in making it the best it can be made and super scale except at areas where some compromise will be needed to bring into the reality of the model.

I still have to figure out how retractable mains will be done and how nose gears will be able to pivot back into the gear bay when nose will be opened for loading cargo into it.
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1/16 Antonov 225 with two turbines and 4 EDFs.
In German: Antonov AN-225 Mrija 1:16
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1/16 Antonov 225 with two turbines and 4 EDFs.
In German: Antonov AN-225 Mrija 1:16
and one week ago we took her to the sky for the first time ;-)

Antonov AN-225 Mrija 1:16 - Seite 3
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